4.25 stars! First, I should disclose I'm a big fan of Anderson Cooper so this may not be a totally unbiased review. I didn't quite know what to expect from this memoir. Well, maybe I expected to get more of a "journalistically clinical" view of his correspondant experiences and perhaps some ego. I did not get either. And what I did not expect, however was for Anderson to be so open and raw with his emotions. We still get the correspondant's experiences but Cooper uses the emotional fingers of his past tragedies to touch touch the hands and heart of current events. Kudos Cooper, on showing us your vulnerability.